On IT architecture and gardening

James Tarbell has this great post, responding to one of the people we’ve interviewed in our research, James McGovern. James T calls out some very insightful similarities between architects and gardeners. My favourite: “You can get hung up on understanding the big latin words/technical terms or focus on requirements to achieve a result”.

Zachman Framework != Enterprise Architecture

I was talking earlier on to one of the people we interviewed for the book, outlining the main findings and getting some feedback. One of the main topics we focused on was the nature of Enterprise Architecture, and what characterises EA work “done right”. The person I was talking to relayed a conversation they had…

On jargon, and creating a common language

Interesting post here from that arch (in both senses of the word) commentator on IT and business issues, Nick Carr, on the subject of jargon – pointing to a post by another really interesting commentator, Kathy Sierra. Carr’s main point, I think, is that buzzwords aren’t the same as jargon: jargon is of value to…